“Birds of a feather flock together.” Are human beings supposed to be any different? All Americans have the same rights, one of which is the freedom to satisfy their preferences. Isn’t that why many big cities have Chinatowns, French Quarters, Black enclaves, and Latino Districts? This reality is a sign of choice, not prejudice – one often made because of language, income or religious considerations. The fact is that we feel more comfortable mingling with others who look, act, speak, spend and worship like us. Social affinity is natural, but cultural comfort takes longer to achieve because so much is based on extended history.
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